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You're free to express your displeasure in any way - just so long as it doesn't involve signing a petition.
Probably starting with a burning shit-filled paper bag on Number 10's doorstep.
It's all going down anyway. I don't think anyone seriously thinks any great changes are in the pipeline. Let the pros and the cons battle it out all they like. We're all doomed.
First point is wrong. An election in the UK is not a means of 'kicking out' a Prime Minister. Brown's current position should be evidence of that in itself. Besides, if that point is true, we can safely say that anyone who protested during the G20 summit, or indeed ay any other point in our history, is also a 'fuckwit'.
Second and third points are OK.
Fourth point is retarded for the same reason the first is. Who is responsible for this nonsense Theo?
I just thought guntrip would most likely enjoy it.
I don't get what you mean by that statement.
Surely the first point is correct in that a General Election is the only way the general public can control who is PM. Clearly the party can change their leader at any time but the leader is a reflection on the party so the General Election is the means by which the 'common man' has a stake in it, no?
can have any say over who is PM. But they vote for the party and not the leader. The leader can quite obviously change during the party's term.
An election is a means of removing a pary. There's no tickbox for 'Labour but not that twat Brown' on the ballot
but his point about who would replace Brown makes the point about why the party is more important than the PM, doesn't it? Clearly the party selects the PM and so you vote a party who would select a PM you might well like.
So point one is more 'simplified' than out and out wrong.
all like 'yeah, gonna resign part way through and let brown take over'. you can't really complain you didn't expect it.
I'm not complaining and I'd imagine most sensible people take issue with what Brown has done since becoming PM rather than the fact that he is PM.
Besides, that point surely only adds weight to the argument that you vote for a party and not a person?